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CUNY’s distance learning leaves students in challenging positions

CUNY students have waited months for updates to reveal if classes will resume on campuses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some colleges might re-open this fall and some students have anxiety about returning

College students are scheduled to resume classes this fall, and whether classes will be online or in-person is unknown for most colleges.

Edward C. Williams, the first professionally trained Black Librarian in U.S.

As ever, there is an attempt to balance gender and profession in our profiles, and I think Edward Christopher Williams comes pretty close to matching the prestige and esteem of last week’s feature on Ola Mae Spinks.

Thousands petition to keep NYC schools closed in the fall

Mayor Bill de Blasio has said he intends to open New York City Schools in the fall, but thousands have petitioned to keep them closed during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

NYC schools should start later; high school student should continue remote learning, lawmaker says

New York City schools should have a later start this upcoming academic year and high school students should continue remote learning, the chair for the New York City Council Committee on Education said.

When the schools reopen, are parents sending their kids?

2020’s COVID-19 pandemic has meant that if you plan on sending your kids back to school, you’ll need to find a way for them to be able to return safely.

HBCU names building after president who resurrected the school

Talladega College will honor the man that helped save the institution.

City sues Trump for threatening pandemic relief funds intended for public schools

The New York City Department of Education is joining a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) and Education Secretary Betsy Devos over their attempt to siphon federal pandemic relief funds from economically disadvantaged students in K-12 public schools ...

What you should know before federal student loan payments resume in September

Student loans borrowers are still struggling right now, even with payments on federal loans suspended.

De Blasio, Carranza plan for reopening school, Cuomo & Trump say “slow down”

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Education plan to reopen schools, but they’re both getting pushback from Albany and Washington, D.C.

The Rev. James Gloucester: abolitionist, church leader and herbalist

Among radical abolitionist John Brown’s most trusted supporters and benefactors was the Rev. Dr. James Gloucester.

NYC teachers concerned over school reopening plans

Going back to classrooms this fall will be more than ABC’s and 123’s for New York City public school teachers, as the decision to reopen the country’s largest school district is being decided.

NYC day cares reopen Monday as thousands begin summer school

Parents and children in New York City are preparing for a new normal as Monday will mark the start of summer school and the resumption of daycare center services for non-essential workers.

Academic fellowship looks to help young men of color

The story of being the first one in your family to go to college might be cliché to some, but it never stops tugging at a person’s heartstrings.

The redoubtable, resourceful Elizabeth Gloucester

Invariably around this flip of the calendar and the 4th of July, the great abolitionist and statesman Frederick Douglass commands attention, particularly for his memorable speech that centered on the nation’s hypocrisy, asking what the day means to enslaved people.

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